Arkansas delegation backs House 2013 funding bill

WASHINGTON (Arkansas News Bureau) Arkansas' U.S. House delegation voted with the majority Wednesday in approving a $982 billion stopgap measure that would keep the federal government running through the 2013 fiscal year.

The continuing resolution approved in a 267-151 vote would extend authorization for government spending from March 27 to the end of September.

The bill would also give the Department of Defense more flexibility as it implements the $45 billion in military reductions required under sequestration, a series of mandatory across-the-board spending cuts.

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